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Coping with the Effects of Climate Change

Arun Agrawal is the Samuel Trask Dana Professor of Governance and Sustainability, at the University of Michigan, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the renowned journal World Development, and is considered an authority on environmental governance as well as social dimensions of climate change. He has published two books and dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, including several in Science, Nature, …

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“Any time an economist writes down a model, it is wrong”

Lars Peter Hansen, the recipient of the 2013 Noble Prize in Economics, was at the Indian School of Business (ISB) recently to address the Summer Research Conference in Finance. The David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, is a leading expert in economic dynamics who works at the boundaries of macroeconomics, fi nance, and econometrics. …

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Bank of Baroda: A Turnaround Tale

In the first of this two-part interview, Professor Rajesh Chakrabarti talks to M D Mallya, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of Baroda about the developments in the bank since he took over in May 2008 and the change the public sector banks have gone through in the last five years. You joined Bank of Baroda as chairman of the bank. That …

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Nitish Sengupta: On Reviving Sick Public Sector Units

A team from the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) at the ISB, comprising Rajesh Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor of Finance, ISB and M Kanchan, Senior Researcher, CLIC talks to Nitish Sengupta, Chairman of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE). Sengupta has been instrumental in the revival of sick Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs) and the success stories …

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Inculcating a Culture of Research

In the second of the two-part interview, Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian talks to Anjan Thakor, John E Simon Professor of Finance and Director of the PhD programme, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, on the importance of research and on building a strong team of faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB).  As a ten-year-old institution, ISB is still …

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Post-Crises Financial Regulation

In the first of this two-part interview, Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian talks to Anjan Thakor, John E Simon Professor of Finance and Director of the PhD programme, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, on the current financial climate including banking regulations and the corporate bond market. Research indicates that there is an explicit government guarantee for public sector banks in …

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Teaching India to Learn

Shaheen Mistri, Founder, Teach for India and Akanksha Foundation, spoke to the ISBInsight team on the role of teachers in educating India and her vision for improving the country’s education system. The Indian government initiated “Right to Education” in 2009 that was mainly geared towards educating elementary school children, but there have been many challenges in its implementation. What do you …

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Mahesh Peri: The Media Today

Mahesh Peri, Publisher, Outlook Magazine, was at the Indian School of Business (ISB) to talk about media and life at the news desk. “Baptism of fire,” is how Mahesh Peri, Publisher, Outlook magazine described his foray into the world of media and news reporting. Moving from a comfortable position in investment banking, Peri was slapped (literally) on one occasion by members …

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Mark Livingston: On Business and Technology

From the role of technology in consulting to the challenges for India in sustaining its growth, Mark Livingston, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Consulting, Cognizant, responds to questions from Assistant Professor, Nishtha Langer. What do you think is the broad role of a consulting firm in the technology domain? Do you foresee a reliance on technology for technology’s sake, …

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Making a Difference with Social Business

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, noted economist and founder of the Grameen Bank, an institution providing microcredit to the poor in Bangladesh, hosted a live Webcast on the occasion of Social Business Day.  This article presents an overview of the event that was attended by over 100,000 students from countries including India and Bangladesh. Social Businesses can help bring about financial inclusion. …

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